Since the debacle that was the 2020 election, Republicans have made strides when it comes to securing the voting process. Although what the Republicans are doing is protecting your voice, the Democrats have attacked the right, claiming they are suppressing people from being able to vote. Wanting to make Americans believe their rights are being infringed on, the left called on none other than 2016 Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State – Hillary Rodham Clinton. And as you might have guessed, Clinton came out swinging as she claimed the shift in voting rights was a step “toward white supremacist authoritarianism.”
Being published in the Democracy Docket, Clinton wrote, “Since the 2020 election with its historic turnout, lawmakers across the country have introduced nearly 400 bills making it harder to vote: purging voters from the rolls, making it more difficult to register, cutting back on early and absentee voting, getting rid of ballot drop boxes, even banning giving out food or water to people waiting in line at the polls.”
We are witnessing a concerted attempt to destabilize the democratic process and delegitimize our multi-racial democracy, and we need to fundamentally change the way we fight back against attacks on voting rights.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2021
Although many of the points Clinton made have been debunked, she continued spinning her narrative that Republicans are to blame. “We need to remain laser-focused on what’s at stake for democracy and people’s lives and refuse to allow Republicans to draw us into piecemeal fights over tactics and technicalities. Voters should have the ability – not just in principle, but in practice – to hold elected officials accountable in the voting booth. We should be doing everything we can to make it easier for eligible voters to cast their ballots.”
And as always, Democrats can’t help but bring up the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill. Clinton is no exception as she continued, “After the insurrection, I wrote about the failure of imagination that hindered our ability to prevent the violence in Washington. I quoted historian Taylor Branch, who asked in Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste: ‘If people were given the choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness? The months that followed revealed the ugly truth of just how many elected officials in America would choose whiteness.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on July 8, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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